ArchiveDecember 2019

Dentists Lead the Way in Confronting the Opioid Crisis

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The American Dental Association (ADA) recently became the first national health professional organization to agree to imposed limits on opioid prescriptions. In fact, dentists already have been writing nearly 500,000 fewer opioid prescriptions over the past five years. On a state level, the Georgia Dental Association (GDA) is urging its 3,500 members to consider non-steroidal anti...

How to Avoid the Dreaded Surprise Ambulance Bill

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Emergency medical personnel call it the golden hour: the first 60 minutes following a trauma, when it’s most possible to save your life. This explains why air ambulances aren’t just for residents or visitors of remote areas. In cities where traffic jams are routine, it might take a chopper or plane to get you there within the golden hour. Unfortunately, however, that one trip to the...

Macular Degeneration? Help Could Be Right Over the Counter.

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If you have intermediate or advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the AREDS 2 dietary supplement might help. In fact, many doctors are recommending it. AREDS stands for Age-Related Eye Disease Study, conducted by the National Eye Institute after scientists began noticing that diets high in certain vitamins and minerals appeared to stop AMD from worsening. “Observational studies...

Retirement Tips for Couples (Or, How Not to Kill Each Other)

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“Happiness is only real when shared.”  —Chris McCandless, from Into the Wild According to the Social Security Administration, nearly 80 million people are retiring at a rate of about 10,000 per day. Meanwhile, since 1990, divorces among the 65+ population have tripled. Coincidence? Probably not. Sociologist Stephanie Coontz, director of research at the Council on Contemporary...

Grandparenting Is Keeping Retirees Busier—And Living Longer

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Tess Simonetti, a retired elementary teacher in Massillon, Ohio, has seen it firsthand. “When I began teaching, there was little to no involvement by grandparents with the students,” she says. “By the end of my career, many more grandparents played a large role.” Grandparents today are more involved in their grandkid’s lives than ever before. And they’re being...

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